Blogs

Blogs from the Commissioner, young people, staff and civil society.

“A new baseline for how all adults in Scotland must respect and promote rights”—a children’s social worker reflects on UNCRC Incorporation

Rebecca Laing, a children’s services social worker in Angus Council advocates for children every day. She knows that incorporation will bring changes for the children she works with— and in this short blog for us, she sets out why these changes matter.

Results day this year will be more stressful than ever before. It’s not too late to make sure learners aren’t disadvantaged

We’re calling again on the SQA and Scottish Government to make sure that young people getting their results tomorrow aren’t disadvantaged.

Coronavirus is an education emergency for Scotland. Children and young people must be involved in how we tackle it

The coronavirus pandemic has been a health emergency for Scotland, but since schools first closed in March we've been clear it’s been an education emergency as well.

We need to give children a role in how we react to the pandemic

Article by Commissioner Bruce Adamson on Scotland's response to the coronavirus pandemic that originally appeared in The National.

Eilidh’s Top 10 things to keep you busy during lockdown!

Young adviser Eilidh: "I wanted to put together a list of things I’ve been doing that help me stay happy and occupied during this difficult time, and I really hope that you take the time to read this post!"

Learning at home for the first time? Our young adviser Kaydence shares her top learning resources

Our young adviser Kaydence has been a home learner for years, so she knows all about the most interesting and engaging resources that are out there.

Children and young people deserve our support in the coronavirus pandemic. This is what Scotland must do to protect their rights

As Scotland's schools prepare to shut as a result of the Coronavirus, Commissioner Bruce Adamson blogs on how adults can protect the human rights of children and young people in difficult times.

Are children in Scotland unlawfully deprived of their liberty? On #HumanRightsDay we’re launching an investigation to find out

On human rights day we're launching an investigation into whether children in Scotland are being unlawfully placed in secure accommodation and so deprived of their liberty.

The UNCRC turns 30 today— there’s a lot to celebrate, but Scotland’s running out of time to incorporate it

There’s not much time left for Scotland's current Parliament to incorporate the UNCRC. That means our message on the Convention's birthday is both one of celebration and one of urgency.

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